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2013 Final Four schedule and bracket: Michigan stands as Big Ten's last hope

With only four teams left in this year's NCAA Tournament, the action will resume Saturday night in Atlanta. Michigan will try and take one step closer to becoming the first Big Ten club to claim the title since 2000.

Kevin C. Cox

Although your bracket was busted weeks ago, the NCAA Tournament will still resume action on Saturday night with a pair of Final Four games from Atlanta. Michigan will try to take another step towards ending the Big Ten's 13-year NCAA Tournament title drought in the night-cap against Syracuse, while Louisville will take on Wichita State in the opener.

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Starting with the first game, Louisville will enter the evening as a heavy favorite against Wichita State, a club which advanced to the Final Four in Atlanta as the No. 9 seed out of the West Region. For the Shockers to somehow pull the upset on Saturday, they'll need to slow down a red-hot Louisville team that has averaged 80.5 points per game in NCAA Tournament play. The Cardinals scored a tournament-high 85 points in their last outing, in an 18-point beat down of the Midwest's No. 2 seed, Duke.

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And in the night cap, Michigan will try to do what no Big Ten team has done since the Michigan State Spartans in 2000, and that's claim a college basketball title.

The Wolverines have talent all over the court, but are led by point guard Trey Burke who was named the Wooden Award winner as National Player of the Year on Friday afternoon. Burke averaged just under 19 points and seven assists this season, and is coming off a 15-point, seven assist performance against Florida in Sunday's regional final.

The winners of Saturday's semifinal games will met in Monday night's championship game.

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